[OpenLayers-Dev] Spending Sponsorship Money
euzuro at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 18:26:01 EST 2008
On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 5:18 PM, Tim Schaub <tschaub at opengeo.org> wrote:
> Plus, as discussed previously, I think the topic of "spending
> sponsorship money" is one that we should task ourselves with (as a PSC)
> when we actually get some money.
So actually this is exactly the issue. In our discussion with MetaCarta, the
clear sentiment was "we're not going to give you money if we don't know how
it will be spent". Which was the first blow to the sponsorship steam... and
I think that whatever was left has just sort of petered out.
Maybe part of that is that the originator of the idea, our very own
Christopher McWilliamson III Schmidt is in Japan devoting his free time to
promoting OL.... but I think in general there's just not enough independent
interest in this or available resources (read: volunteers) to be willing to
put in the leg work to get this working...
Maybe time will prove us wrong, but it just sort of feels "dead".
> If we want to vote on a list of potential uses for money (in the hopes
> that this list will loose the purse strings of potential sponsors), I
> would vote for an order something like this:
> 1) code sprints
> 2) documentation
> 3) maintainer/marketing stuff
> I don't have a preference on the order of the maintainer position and
> marketing stuff. I would just prefer to see code and doc development
> placed above t-shirts.
> Again - I think shirts are cool. And if we could make some money
> selling shirts, I think that would be great. I just don't think
> spending money on shirts is the best use of limited (or hypothetical)
> Erik Uzureau wrote:
> > ...well, I think that all this was just about enough to kill any
> > momentum we may have had going there
> > with this sponsorship idea. As usual, too many conflicting ideas and too
> > little resources (resources!)
> > to implement them with. Just another day in freesoftwarelandia.:-)
> > Seems to me like the best thing we can salvage from this is maybe a
> > reform of the PSC? I'll send a new thread.
> > e
> > On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 5:44 PM, Tim Schaub <tschaub at opengeo.org
> > <mailto:tschaub at opengeo.org>> wrote:
> > Hey-
> > John R. Frank wrote:
> > >> I do want to speak up on behalf of t-shirts though!
> > >
> > >> don't be too hesitant to spend a bit of money on the team!
> > >
> > >
> > > I completely agree. T-shirts are a powerful tool in achieving
> > many of the
> > > project's goals. I hope to see the PSC agreeing on a list of
> > those goals
> > > on our way to the t-shirt store.
> > >
> > Can we have a separate thread on t-shirts (and mugs, hoodies, knit
> > etc)?
> > I don't disagree that t-shirts are neat. And I think putting a link
> > our site to buy a t-shirt through some service that kicks back some
> > the money to the project is a good idea. But I would be pretty
> > disappointed if we *spent* (sponsorship) money on making things like
> > t-shirts.
> > http://tinyurl.com/5vsx49
> > >
> > > jrf
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